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The day that changed my life

By Lisa | October 15, 2021
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The Day that Changed my life – June 12, 1995 By Lisa Flanigan Salberg, Contributor Founder/CEO Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association 06/12/2017 This post was published on the now-closed HuffPost Contributor platform. The day that changed my life was June 12, 1995, a Monday. The phone rang at 5:50am, which is never a good thing. I managed to…

Lisa, we have your heart. How soon can you be here?

By Lisa | October 15, 2021
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originally posted February 24, 2017 Huffington Post by Lisa Salberg So there I was holding my heart in my hands while a new heart beat in my chest. Talk about surreal moments! The path that led to this moment encompasses 36 of my 48 years on this earth and in this one moment, I came…

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Weight loss improves HCM patients’ heart health

By Gordon Fox | October 14, 2021

Weight management is a challenge for many. Losing weight is a challenge for nearly everyone who tries it. It can be more difficult for many HCM patients because we often take drugs that slow us down. It’s also hard to study: researchers can assign different groups to different diets, but how can they tell who…

Consequences of obesity for health in HCM patients

By Gordon Fox | October 7, 2021

Weight management can make a big difference for HCM patients. That’s not just something cardiologists say to lecture you. A 2020 paper, Association of Obesity With Adverse Long-term Outcomes in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, provides some insight. This study by a group of leading HCM researchers from three countries examines the health consequences of body weight in…

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